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Television special to feature Gila National Forest campground

SILVER CITY, N.M. (KRQE) - One of New Mexico's premiere stargazing spots will be on full display. According to the Silver City Sun News, the Cosmic Campground located in the Gila National Forest is the feature of a new video special. It's called "New Mexico's Continental Divide Trail." Emmy-award

KRQE NEWS 13 - 2018-03-20 21:51:13

(Most) Silver City town councilors welcome signs

The Silver City Town Council approved welcome signs, which will signify visitors' entrance to town via the three highway entry points to the municipality. The signs' design, the vote for which was split on Friday, will read "Bienvenidos! Silver City Welcomes You." That design, according to Assistant

THE SILVER CITY DAILY PRESS - 2018-03-20 07:00:00

Therapy dogs at your service

Fort Bayard resident Anita Vera, 102, and her son-in-law, Arthur Madrid, 85, hold therapy dogs Destiny and Lexi, while owner Shirley Ortiz feeds Lexi ice cream at the chapel at Fort Bayard Medical Center. (Press Staff Photo by C.P. Thompson) Lexi and Destiny walked into the chapel at Fort Bayard Med

THE SILVER CITY DAILY PRESS - 2018-03-21 07:00:00

Silver Schools approves security position

The Silver Consolidated Schools board changed its monthly meeting night from the third Tuesday of each month to the third Monday, and took steps to establish a district safety and security coordinator position for a salary of around $70,000 a year, at its meeting Tuesday night. School security has b

THE SILVER CITY DAILY PRESS - 2018-03-21 07:00:00

Group launches effort opposing hospital sale

Monday was "day one" for a newly formed grassroots organization known as Keep Our Hospital, made up of local physicians, activists, and current and prospective residents unhappy with the process the Grant County Commission and contractor Juniper Advisory have thus far conducted their investigation i

THE SILVER CITY DAILY PRESS - 2018-03-20 07:00:00

Western New Mexico University hosts annual 'Hoops 4 Hope'

SILVER CITY, N.M. (KRQE) - The annual "Hoops 4 Hope" event will bring a community together through basketball. Western New Mexico University hosts the event each spring for people with disabilities. Organizers say it teaches students about people with disabilities while building common ground. The

KRQE NEWS 13 - 2018-03-21 22:31:26

Full speed for first Fantasy Festival

Finn's Gallery owner Laurie West guides youngsters Dylan Porterfield, 10, and Xaccacus Porterfield, 12, through the creation of metalwork projects in coordination with organizers of the upcoming Silver City Fantasy Festival. (Press Staff Photo by Benjamin Fisher) Organizers of the inaugural Silver C


Cliff residents seek voice in school security

Parents, teachers and residents in the Cliff-Gila Valley met Sunday evening to develop a plan to keep their school safe, following a student threat and Cliff Principal Dean Spurgeon's placement on administrative leave. Those present voiced interest in a dedicated school resource officer and organizi


Former town employee charged with 138 counts of theft

A former Silver City town purchasing agent has been charged with 138 counts of embezzlement, fraud, and forgery - 50 of them felonies - for allegedly using her city credit card to pay her personal cell phone bill, buy concert tickets, gifts, and buy thousands of dollars worth of makeup for her perso


Police: Former employee used city credit card for personal purchases

SILVER CITY, N.M. - A former employee for the town of Silver City has been accused of embezzling more than $100,000 from the city. According to an arrest warrant, Leann Misquez was the former city purchasing agent. Investigators say she used the city credit card to make purchases for her personal bu


Trail Days in Silver City will celebrate the 40th birthday of the Continental Divide Trail

SILVER CITY - The 40th birthday of the Continental Divide Trail will be celebrated during Silver City Trail Days. The event takes place April 27-29 and is the fourth annual Trail Days festival that not only celebrates the Continental Divide but the outdoor culture of New Mexico and Silver City being


Grauers spend time with Emmy-award winning producer for Cosmic Campground special

SILVER CITY - The Cosmic Campground International Dark Sky Sanctuary teamed up with Darley Newman of "Travels with Darley" to do a special on what the Campground is all about. The result is a video called "New Mexico's Continental Divide Trail" which will air on PBS stations in March and April. "In

SILVER CITY SUN NEWS - 2018-03-20 03:11:41

Crime of the Week: Driver sought in wreck that killed CBP officer

The search continues for a driver who caused a January car wreck that killed a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer and then fled the scene. El Paso Police Department officials are asking for the public's help in finding the driver of a car who caused the fatal wreck Jan. 23 in the 12700 block


Pedaling for Kindness : UK woman cycles through Silver City on mission of kindness

Although UK native Nahla Summers may be wearing a neon yellow cycling jacket on her gutsy two-month-long bike ride from San Diego, Calif., to St. Augustine, Fla., don't blink or you may miss her because she is a woman on a mission. Summers will be stopping in Silver City this weekend as a part of he


How an older sister inspired new autism awareness event in Deming

DEMING - At first, Crystal and Danny Gonzales thought their son might have a hearing problem. At 18 months, DJ (short for Daniel Joseph) was not verbalizing and often did not respond when his name was called. They also noticed a tendency to play by himself without engaging others. "He was in his own


Man charged with rape remains in jail until trial

A 20-year-old Silver City man charged with the violent rape of a woman he had been seeing for a month will stay in jail until he goes to trial, District Court Judge J.C. Robinson ruled on Monday. Isaiah J. Sifuentes, a Silver High graduate, has been charged with criminal sexual penetration resulting


Five fires along PA Road were set

The five fires that burned along Pinos Altos Road/New Mexico 15 last month were intentionally set, said Silver City Fire Chief Milo Lambert. It was late afternoon on Monday, Feb. 26, when the department first got called out at about 3:40 p.m. about a fire on Pinos Altos Road, just past the intersect


Fresh faces, new names to dominate county elections

A wide array of Grant County candidates - many fresh faces, at least for their intended seat - filed Tuesday to enter their political party's respective primary election campaigns. Grant County Clerk Marisa Castrillo said the number of long-held officescalled the many candidates in for this year's r


New Mexico principal placed on leave after school threat

CLIFF, N.M. (AP) - A southwestern New Mexico school principal has been placed on leave after authorities say a student made a threat against his school. The Silver City Sun-News reports Silver Consolidated Schools Superintendent Audie Brown recently placed Cliff Schools principal Dean Spurgeon on ad


New Mexico Wine touts state's vineyards, vintages to national journalists

LAS CRUCES - "Viva Vino" is part toast, part battle cry as New Mexico Wine hopes to charge onto the national, and international, scene. New Mexico Wine, a statewide organization that represents 52 New Mexico winegrowers, is promoting the state's wine industry and, last week, brought in seven wine jo